Entries by Lauren Brumfield

Saving Email Responses using Signatures

Although I’m just a few weeks into my new position, I’m already finding myself sending out similar emails multiple times a week. This is by no means a complaint, but rather something that just comes with the territory of working with variou...

CoWork Growth

It’s been a while since I’ve shared recent photos & updates on the happenings of CoWork, so I thought I’d take care of that now! Reclaim Hosting took over the space in November of 2016, and it’s been about a year since finishing renovations and opening the office to the public. In that time we’ve hosted multiple events, added 12-15 full-time members to the space, and currently accept mail & packages for another 10 or so businesses. Awesome turn out for our first movie night!! ðŸ�¿ 📼 A post shared by Reclaim Video 📼 (@reclaimvideo) on Jun 8, 2018 at 5:26pm PDT One of our recent events was a Summer Movie Night that was co-hosted with Reclaim Video! Seeing that it was our first one, I’m super proud of how it turned out. There were quite a few people there, and the showing of E.T. was awesome. And our new little popcorn machine rocked! For anyone in the area and interested, our next movie night will be on July 13th. Event details can be found here.   We had roughly 50 people in @reclaimhosting‘s office (@coworkfxbg) today, which inspired me to look up the ‘before’ pictures of our space. Very cool to see how much it has changed and grown over the last year and a half. // https://t.co/mGULP6lwhC — Lauren Brumfield (@brumface) June 19, 2018 ^Yesterday we had a two-hour seminar in our empty room next door and it turned out to be a pretty great success. Though the room hasn’t been renovated just yet, once we cleaned out our random boxes/etc. and set up chairs and tables for food, it quickly turned into the perfect space! ^Between the seminar event, CoWork members on the main floor and in the meeting areas, and then the occasional Reclaim Video customer, there were roughly 50 people in the space. For me at least, this feels like a momentous occasion! We’ve come a long way. ^Another recent addition to CoWork has been our Atari Centipede original cabinet arcade game!! Tim and Jim picked up this gem last week and it’s already been a huge hit for both the Reclaim team and CoWork members. Though almost immediately after putting it in the space, we all sort of agreed that it looks a bit lonely. ;) ^And lastly, Tim and I are headed to IKEA tomorrow to get a few more CoWorking desks for the main floor & to take a look at a new kitchenette design. We’re about at the point where we’re ready to take that area to the next level with a sink, dishwasher, and larger fridge so members can start to bring their lunch. CoWork also goes through a ton of plastic water bottles, so I’m hoping that a kitchen sink will minimize some of that. The refrigerator has already been ordered, the wall is painted with a chalkboard paint, and we already have wooden shelves ready to hang. I’m hopeful that the other pieces will fall into place quickly!

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Summer Cleanup: CRM

Reclaim Hosting summers have historically been our slower time of the year. This has allowed us to put some much-needed brain power towards special projects, personal growth, and organization of internal operations. While this summer has hardly felt sl...

Reclaiming Archiving

I’m headed to Stanford University’s campus tomorrow morning to begin a two-day chat with a variety of authors, digital preservationists, and technologists to strategize and formulate tangible gameplans for preserving and archiving digital projects. Everyone in attendance will be bringing a different perspective to the table, and I’m very much looking forward to the conversations…

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Cleaning up Domains 17 with Sitesucker

It’s hardly news at this point, but Reclaim Hosting isn’t doing a Domains conference this year. We loved Domains 17 (and are currently mulling over a Domains 19) but we deemed 2018 as a gap year a couple months back. This has meant that the conference website, domains.reclaimhosting.com, was just sort of sitting there with content that…

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Digital Literacy: Reclaiming Your Space

As promised in my last post, I wanted to take a moment to summarize & document my Workshop presentation meant for #OER18, even if I wasn’t feeling well enough to present it. Jim, Tim, and Meredith ended up covering for me on the day of, and I couldn’t be more thankful or proud of how…

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OER 18: Reclaim Video & Cloudron

Now that I’m on the tail end of this trip, I feel like I can finally wrap my head around the last 10 days and gather my thoughts for a blog post. Last week, the Reclaim team met in Bristol for the OER 18 Conference. The entire experience was definitely a mix of ups and…